Safety Videos

Tree Trimming Safety Videos

Each day, Townsend Corporation crews execute their tree trimming duties in dangerous conditions. To keep safety top of mind, crews conduct daily safety briefs at their job site to inform everyone of the hazards within their area of operations. The videos in the categories below are used to communicate these safety lessons consistently throughout the year. 
 

Safety for Daily Operations

Since each job site presents its own hazards. Each day should start with consistent safety protocols that set the team up for success. In this video collection, you’ll see videos covering job site setup, job briefings, driving in inclement weather, public safety & traffic control, an overview of what makes a qualified line clearance arborist, and details of conducting an aerial rescue, should the unthinkable occur. You can view the entire collection of daily operation videos by clicking here, on the Townsend Corporation Vimeo page

Equipment Safety

Tree trimming crews utilize some of the most dangerous equipment while performing their daily duties. Daily refreshers before using these tools and equipment help everyone stay safe. In this equipment video collection, you’ll find videos discussing inspection and maintenance for aerial lifts, equipment trailer towing and setup, hydraulic dump body safety, chainsaw selection, use, maintenance and safety, hand tool safety, and brush removal – including maintaining your chipper. You can view the entire collection of equipment safety videos by clicking here, on the Townsend Corporation Vimeo page.

Personal Safety

While the entire crew is responsible for safety on the job site, each crewmember is responsible for preventative personal safety measures. In this video collection, you’ll see videos that provide an overview for avoiding struck bys, slips, trips & falls, head and face protection, effects of noise & hearing protection, preventing repetitive motion injury, and emergency response procedures for bloodborne pathogens. You can view the entire collection of personal safety videos by clicking here, on the Townsend Corporation Vimeo page.

Manual Climbing & Bucket Operations

Much of the work our tree trimming crews perform is well above the ground, which presents a unique set of risks. In this video collection, you’ll find videos discussing pre-climbing inspections, climbing saddles, ropes and spurs, various climbing techniques, tree removal, pruning and trimming, forces in rigging, and how to prevent falls by using two points of contact. You can view the entire collection of manual climbing and bucket operation videos by clicking here, on the Townsend Corporation Vimeo page.

Hazard Awareness & Safety

A hazardous threat can come from anywhere. Having a well-rounded awareness of the job area, and the threats it could contain helps everyone get home safely. In this video collection, you’ll find videos that discuss electrical hazards, proper clean-up of pesticide spills, safety data sheet & container labeling, fire prevention, prevention of heat stress, and threats from poisonous plants and stinging insects. You can view the entire collection of hazard awareness videos by clicking here, on the Townsend Corporation Vimeo page.